Famous People With Schizophrenia

When we talk of famous people with schizophrenia, John Nash, the American economist, mathematician and Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences who was the subject of the biographical drama ‘A Beautiful Mind’ is probably the first name that comes to our minds. Schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterized by abnormal social behavior due to which living a normal life becomes a challenge for those suffering from it. However, cases like those of John Nash provide inspiration to the sufferers and families that it is possible for such people to thrive and even achieve great success in life. American composer and jazz trumpeter Tom Harrell has struggled with schizophrenia for several years yet he went on to record on over 260 albums and has won multiple Trumpeter of the Year awards from different sources. Yet another notable personality who was schizophrenic was Eduard Einstein - son of famous physicist Albert Einstein. While it is true that being schizophrenic poses considerable challenges to an individual and might hamper their normal day-to-day life, the condition need not prevent the patient from living a fulfilling and successful life. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous people with schizophrenia.

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 1 John Forbes Nash Jr.

John Forbes Nash Jr.
20
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: June 13, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bluefield, West Virginia, United States
Died: May 23, 2015

 2 Charles Manson

Charles Manson
66
Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Led the Manson Family, a Cult Based in California
Birthdate: November 12, 1934
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died: November 19, 2017
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 3 Peter Green

Peter Green
2
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician & Songwriter
Birthdate: October 29, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bethnal Green, London, England
Died: July 25, 2020

 4 Clara Bow

Clara Bow
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 29, 1905
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: September 27, 1965
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 5 Zelda Fitzgerald

Zelda Fitzgerald
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist, Socialite
Birthdate: July 24, 1900
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Died: March 10, 1948

 6 Joey Ramone

Joey Ramone
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Lead vocalist of the punk rock band the Ramones
Birthdate: May 19, 1951
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Forest Hills, New York, United States
Died: April 15, 2001
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 7 Bettie Page

Bettie Page
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: April 22, 1923
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, US
Died: December 11, 2008
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 8 Jake Lloyd

Jake Lloyd
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Famous As: Child Actor
Birthdate: March 5, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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 9 Jim Gordon

Jim Gordon
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 14, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 10 Vaslav Nijinsky

Vaslav Nijinsky
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Listed In: Dancers
Famous As: Ballet dancer
Birthdate: March 12, 1889
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
Died: April 8, 1950
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 11 Cheyenne Brando

Cheyenne Brando
3
Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: February 20, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tahiti, French Polynesia
Died: April 16, 1995

 12 Richard Avedon

Richard Avedon
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Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: May 15, 1923
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City
Died: October 1, 2004

 13 Peter Sutcliffe

Peter Sutcliffe
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Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Serial Killer
Birthdate: June 2, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bingley, England
Died: November 13, 2020

 14 Blanche Monnier

Blanche Monnier
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Prisoner
Birthdate: March 1, 1849
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Poitiers, France
Died: October 13, 1913

 15 Nancy Spungen

Nancy Spungen
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Drug trafficker, Prostitute
Birthdate: February 27, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: University City
Died: October 12, 1978

 16 Camille Claudel

Camille Claudel
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: December 8, 1864
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fère-en-Tardenois, France
Died: October 19, 1943

 17 Louis Wain

Louis Wain
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Artist, Painter
Birthdate: August 5, 1860
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London
Died: July 4, 1939

 18 Buddy Bolden

Buddy Bolden
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musical Artist
Birthdate: September 6, 1877
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: November 4, 1931

 19 William Chester Minor

William Chester Minor
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Former Surgeon known for Contributions to the Oxford English Dictionary
Birthdate: June 22, 1834
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sri Lanka
Died: March 26, 1920

 20 Talal of Jordan

Talal of Jordan
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Famous As: Former King of Jordan
Birthdate: February 26, 1909
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Died: July 7, 1972

 21 Robert M. Pirsig

Robert M. Pirsig
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Famous As: Writer, Philosopher
Birthdate: September 6, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Minneapolis, U.S.
Died: April 24, 2017

 22 Richard Brautigan

Richard Brautigan
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer, Poet, Novelist
Birthdate: January 30, 1935
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tacoma
Died: September 14, 1984

 23 Bud Powell

Bud Powell
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Pianist, Jazz musician
Birthdate: September 27, 1924
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City
Died: August 1, 1966

 24 Agnes Martin

Agnes Martin
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: March 22, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Macklin
Died: December 16, 2004

 25 Nathaniel Ayers

Nathaniel Ayers
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 31, 1951
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States

 26 Robert Walser

Robert Walser
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: April 15, 1878
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
Died: December 25, 1956

 27 Herb Baumeister

Herb Baumeister
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Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Serial killer
Birthdate: April 7, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Butler-Tarkington, Indiana, USA
Died: July 3, 1996

 28 Karl Maria Wiligut

Karl Maria Wiligut
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Writer, Occultist
Birthdate: December 10, 1866
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: January 3, 1946

 29 Émile Nelligan

Émile Nelligan
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: December 24, 1879
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: November 18, 1941

 30 Daniel Paul Schreber

Daniel Paul Schreber
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Judge, Writer, Autobiographer
Birthdate: July 25, 1842
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Leipzig
Died: April 14, 1911

 31 Sigrid Hjertén

Sigrid Hjertén
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: October 27, 1885
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sundsvall, Sweden
Died: March 24, 1948

 32 John Altoon

John Altoon
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Famous As: Former abstract painter
Birthdate: November 5, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: February 8, 1969

 33 Uuno Kailas

Uuno Kailas
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: March 29, 1901
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Heinola
Died: March 22, 1933

 34 Sophie Podolski

Sophie Podolski
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Former Poet, graphic artist known for The book Le pays où tout est permis (1972)
Birthdate: October 8, 1953
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: December 29, 1974